Any human is touched by the unmitigated joy of the Iraqi people, who smell the scent of freedom (some for the first time) and are intoxicated.
But don't be lead by your emotions, their happiness is a nice PR victory but does not justify the war. There are lots of dictators, many people are oppressed, censored, and tortured. So who is next? Take a number.
Dubya went into Iraq under the premise that Hussein had WMD and was a direct threat to US security. He also claimed that when the regime was eliminated that the Iraqi people could chose a democratic government of their choice to lead them into the future.
If you think that the liberation of the people of Iraq was a prime motivator please tune into PBS as Sesame Street may be on, right now!
I have yet to see WMD, the future of an Iraqi government is still in doubt, so the justification of the war is still in the balance.
You can see in my other post "the retrospective war" that I demanded concrete physical proof of WMD and I also required that the Iraqi people get to chose their own future, not be given a US puppet government.
So, at this point, the US is justifying its means to the end, which is the same logic given to many historic atrocities. Heck, we could just round up all near sighted people and kill them, and justify it by saying that all future generations will have children with perfect vision. Small price to pay for such a long term benefit.
My point is this: Don't be lead by emotion. The oppressed don't care who liberate them, they are just happy to be free.
Now is the time for the US to reveal the WMD and to exit Iraq in a timely fashion or else this war has just been some chirade to advance the US agenda. If you look around the Middle East, this is what they are concerned about.
Cmon, US, I want us to be the "good guys" in this whole affair!
Did you see those two Iraqi men with the sign that said, "Go home American wankers". The irony is so rich. Nothing happened to them, they were allowed to demonstrate against us. That is the right of the free.